My Personal Bible Thoughts MPB

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    Blog entry Feb 3, 2021 

    Jesus imparts His message  for the lost..

    Are some in the church ...lost...

    Mark 2:13,15,17 MSG

    Then Jesus went again to walk alongside the lake. 

    ...Ministering to those Outside the church...

    Again a crowd came to him, and he taught them. 

    Strolling along, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, at his work collecting taxes.

    ...Ministering to those In the workplace...

    Jesus said, "Come along with me." He came. [15] Later Jesus and his disciples were at home having supper with a collection of disreputable guests. 

    ... Ministering In the home to the homeless, the hopeless...

    Unlikely as it seems, more than a few of them had become followers. minister, to Disciple the lost...

    The religion scholars and Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company and lit into his disciples: "What kind of example is this, acting cozy with the riffraff?" 


    17] Jesus, overhearing, shot back, "Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I'm here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit."

    ...Why do some ministering within the church building not minister more to those outside the building... Is it just as needful to preach the good news to the lost...

    Could that be the condition of the modern church....they lean toward teaching to the choir...or those willing to hear or come to the church or give back in some way.. selah...

    ...There has been an awakening to shake up those in the church building. To spread beyond what is familiar your 'home church' to expand to out to Judea, Sumaria (Samaritans) and throughout the entire earth...(social media, satellite, Internet,  streaming, mobile devices,  blogs, chats, look at God).

    ...what about those who are not in the bldg...

    Mario Murillo in California teaches to those on the streets much like Jesus does here...

    Luke 14:23 AMP

    Then the master told the servant, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled [with guests]. 

    ...It is time for the body of Christ, the True Church, each and every believer to compel all to come. Guests, those that are not members...selah

    Mark 3:4-5 MSG

    Then he spoke to the people: "What kind of action suits the Sabbath best? Doing good or doing evil? Helping people or leaving them helpless?" No one said a word.

     [5] He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. 

    He said to the man, "Hold out your hand." He held it out-it was as good as new! 

    ...Jesus reached out to

    Heal the sick... Sickness did not stop Jesus from reaching out to heal ( even in time of a pandemic)...

    The Pharisees got out as fast as they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with Herod's followers and ruin him. 

    ...Whatttt...The 'religious' crowd abandoned Jesus to join forces with his enemy...(did some in the church condemn the agree with those opposed to God. ...God forbid)...selah

    What about me. What about you. Do we use daily opportunities to spread the gospel. Or do we condemn ...weaponizing the word. To lash out at the lost. Even our brothers and sisters in the faith who take a stand for Jesus...Or do we share the gospel as a lifeboat...Selah... to compassionately lead others to the truth of God's word, to safety, salvation, and if necessary conviction and correction to carry to the feet of Jesus ...

    What about...going out into highways , the workplace, the neighborhood,, government, schools, Hospitals, nations, and compelling them to come...

    Matthew 22:8,11,14 MSG

    "Then he told his servants, 'We have a wedding banquet all prepared but no guests. The ones I invited weren't up to it. Go out into the busiest intersections in town and invite anyone you find to the banquet.' The servants went out on the streets and rounded up everyone they laid eyes on, good and bad, regardless. And so the banquet was on-every place filled. [11] "When the king entered and looked over the scene, he spotted a man who wasn't properly dressed. He said to him, 'Friend, how dare you come in here looking like that!' The man was speechless. 

    Then the king told his servants, 'Get him out of here-fast. Tie him up and ship him to hell. And make sure he doesn't get back in.' [14] "That's what I mean when I say, 'Many get invited; only a few make it.'" it some church folk are the first at times to turn against others, to turn against our own... better watch that behavior may find ourselves on the outside looking in...

    Matthew 22:18,20-22 MSG

    Jesus knew they were up to no good. He said, "Why are you playing these games with me? Why are you trying to trap me? Do you have a coin? Let me see it." They handed him a silver piece. [20] "This engraving-who does it look like? And whose name is on it?" [21] They said, "Caesar." "Then give Caesar what is his, and give God what is his." [22] The Pharisees were speechless. They went off shaking their heads.

    ...Every person is a creation of God, belongs to Him...You were made in His image...selah

    When someone (not a member, who is lost) seeks God with their heart, shouldn't we help them find him.